Jazz Bands

2020-2021 Recap

At the 2021 Indian Hills JazzFest, Jazz 1 placed First and Jazz 2 Second among Second Bands. Jazz 1 video here. Jazz 2 video here. Complete results can be viewed here.


The Iowa Jazz Championships board of directors and co-chairs voted on December 16 to unfortunately cancel the 2021 IJC scheduled for April 6. SEIBA District contest on March 6 in Iowa City also canceled due to COVID concerns.


2019-2020 Recap

Congratulations to Jazz 1 for once again qualifying for the 2020 State Jazz Championships ( which ended up canceled due to COVID-19)

Jazz 1 placed seventh out of 15 3A bands at the  2019 State Jazz Championships in Ames on April 2.

Jazz 1 placed First in 3A at the SEIBA District Jazz Festival, thus punching their ticket to the State Championships. Jazz 2 finished Second in their category. Annika Rynders was chosen Outstanding Soloist in 3A.   video

At Indian Hills, Jazz 1 placed First in 3A and Jazz 2 Second in the Second Bands Category. Outstanding Musicianship Awards went to  Jonathan Myers (trumpet), Drake Snavely (tenor sax), Luke Ryon (bari-sax), Kionna Parrish (trumpet), Callie DePriest (alto sax & vocal), Lucas Lee (flugelhorn), Garrett Maddy (tenor sax), Annika Rynders (alto/soprano sax) and Paige Stater (alto sax).  Jazz 2 video

At Coe College, Jazz 2 placed Second in the 3A Second Bands Division with Kionna Parrish receiving Honorable Mention Musician award.   results

Jazz 1 placed third behind first place Xavier and Carlisle at Tallcorn in Cedar Falls. 

Mt. Pleasant Iowa Jazz
Mt. Pleasant Iowa High School

Past History: Jazz 1 has qualified numerous times for the State Jazz Championships over the years, placing in the top eight out of 15 qualifying bands in the following years: 2009 (7th place); 2010 (8th); 2015 (7th); 2016 (5th); 2017 (6th); 2019 (7th).